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From 39 member reviews
Members say: Clever, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious

About the show

The Play Company presents an irreverent, genre-bending piece about a Chinese dissident artist. Part of the Summer Shares season at La MaMa. More…

Theater makers Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday Evans apply their playful imaginations to the work of a Chinese dissident artist. Their hybrid show invites you to navigate a labyrinthine trail between truth and perception, authority and authenticity, illusionary art and real jeopardy.

Member Reviews (39)


Clever, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious

Clever, Indulgent, Overrated, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You love meta-theater, even if the meta aspects overshadow the theatrical aspects.

Don't see it if Theater bordering on gimmick annoys you.

Clever, Confusing, Slow, Relevant, Dizzying

See it if you like heady, intellectual theater, beautiful designs, or are still kinda obsessed with the Mike Daisey scandal

Don't see it if you prefer your theater to be more theatrical, and less TED Talk.

During previews

See it if The middle section contains some very shocking (and funny) surprises....

Don't see it if ...but the first and last scenes are tedious and very repetitive, and need major cuts. Show runs 1 hour 40 minutes total.

August 29th, 2016
"An intricately constructed, unrelentingly destabilizing puzzle of a play about the anatomy of truth and the provocative power of illusion…The story that the sympathetic Lin Bo tells is not what it appears to be. Neither is much else in this ever-shifting play, directed with exquisite precision b...
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August 29th, 2016
"The physical production is beautifully realized…The execution couldn't be better: Evans and her team clearly found the 'Inception'-esque challenge of the text exciting. Performances are strong throughout…Where the piece can sometimes feel thin is in the text itself. Chen broaches ideas, but he's...
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August 28th, 2016
"'Caught' is filled with so many unreliable narrators and shifting stories, it is hard to know what is what...The feeling is akin to waking up from a dream, only to find oneself in another dream. Yet thanks to committed performances from the cast, we keep re-suspending our disbelief...Even if you...
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August 30th, 2016
"Chen, who as a playwright is the smoothest of con artists, has neatly constructed a series of scenes that fit into each other like Chinese boxes...The director, Lee Sunday Evans, stages this flimflammery with the surest of hands, aided by a cast who are skilled at playing straight even in prepos...
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